Looks like Illinois is finally coming up with creative solutions for the state budget crisis, but I’m not sure they’ll be successful.
I was driving my husband home from an appointment yesterday, and we passed one of those big old billboards announcing the lottery jackpot amount.
It looked a bit like this (*Note– this photo is just a women’s fiction author’s rendition. The AMA and Mr. Kiddoc both highly recommend against taking photos while driving at highway speeds.):
No kidding. The first placeholder (for the occasions where the jackpot amount reaches triple digits) was sporting what appeared to be a negative sign.
Now… if they can just get 20 or so “winners” to cough up 44 million dollars each over the next 10 months, we’ll just about break even for 2010.